Kebede Runs 2:05:18 At Fukuoka

  • By Race Coverage
  • Published Dec. 7, 2009
  • Updated Dec. 7, 2009 at 8:34 PM UTC

Are 2:05 marathons now commonplace?

Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede’s winning time at Sunday’s Fukuoka Japan was a personal best by two seconds, but as fast as it was, it did not move him any higher in the all-time list of marathon performances. Four other runners broke the 2:10 mark behind the defending race champion, who should make himself a threat in of the the spring World Marathon Majors (Boston and London).

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